Interpreting Your Child's Iowa Assessment Scores
Information in the links below is designed to help parents and guardians interpret their student(s) scores from the Iowa Assessments. In particular, this information can assist in determining the achievement level of a student in relation to the standards adopted by the Iowa Department of Education for purposes of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The law requires public school districts to report annually each student’s level of proficiency in reading and math to the parent or guardian.
Interpreting the Test Results
- Interpreting Iowa Assessment Results- Information from University of Iowa, Iowa Testing Programs, to help parents understand reports from the Iowa Assessments. Three different sample reports are included.
- Examining Proficiency on the New Iowa Assessments- A University of Iowa, Iowa Testing Programs document showing how proficiency is determined, and that scores must be higher over time to remain proficient.
- General Descriptions of the Iowa Assessments Tests- by the University of Iowa, Iowa Testing Programs
- Read a copy of the letter included with the Iowa Assessments results.
For More Information or Assistance
Contact your building principal
Contact the Academic Services Department
Video: Interpret your Student's Iowa Assessment Score
The following video presentation walks you through the various pieces of information in the reports.